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Social Media Trends For Foodies (and how to make it work for your business)

Social Media Trends For Foodies (and how to make it work for your business)

Simply put, you need to be where your consumers are, and your consumers are engaging with social media. Like every day. Often before they even get out of bed in the morning.

Over a billion Facebook users alone regularly engage in social media groups. There are two ways for you to be involved with social groups online. One is to build a group on your own. Another is to join a number of groups that already exist. Either way, there are a lot of potential customers you can connect with. 

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62% of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don’t Work.*

62% of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don’t Work.*

Here’s my question: Are Facebook ads ineffective, or do you just suck at it? *https://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/62-of-small-business-owners-say-facebook-ads-dont-work-experts-disagree.html A Couple Statistics Might Help Find An Answer Facebook has 2.80 billion monthly...

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How The Right Carryout Menu Deal Could Bring In 15% In Profits

How The Right Carryout Menu Deal Could Bring In 15% In Profits

Here are a few tips on how to best nudge your guests into getting carryout rather than delivery, and buying directly from you. Keep in mind, many third-party delivery services will do everything they can to get between you and your customers. But the right design for your carryout menu can go a long way to getting those customers to call you directly for carryout.

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Nearly Every Restaurant: Now Hiring All Positions

Nearly Every Restaurant: Now Hiring All Positions

How The Restaurant Industry Can Fix Its Staffing Problems Nearly every restaurant operator I work with has the same problem: Staffing. There are a few who don’t, but most of our clients are struggling with how to get workers to return. That or how to introduce new...

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Restaurant Menu Design: Are You Ready For Spring?

Restaurant Menu Design: Are You Ready For Spring?

Here are examples of some of the menus we’ve recently updated for our clients. All of these menus included a strategic price increase, and we recommend you doing that same. Looking at these smart restaurant operators think about your restaurant menu design: are you ready for spring?

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Should You Consider a Billboard for Your Restaurant?

Should You Consider a Billboard for Your Restaurant?

To most restaurant operators, the idea of should you consider a billboard for your restaurant comes down to just getting the word out. This is a mistake. To be effective, a billboard needs to be creative. Billboards need to be memorable. Most restaurant operators rely on the wrong people to help with a billboard. To make a billboard work, you need a professional. Someone who is only interested in your restaurant success.

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“Sell” it – “Put it in the window” or “We only have two orders left, push it.”

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“If you sell food to humans on planet earth, we can help you.” -Mark Laux, Managing Partner, HotOperator

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